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Officials act to lower temperature

07-10-2010 15:40 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

The Expo site attracted a total of 424,000 visitors as of 7pm yesterday, 155,000 of them on tour groups.

Among yesterday's visitors, 58,000 visitors used free tickets Shanghai government distributed to local residents.

Expo officials have set up many sunshades and awnings in the Site for the hot summer. They also installed electric fans and spray systems in some sunshades to help cool visitors down. Staff members placed ice beside the queues outside some popular pavilions to lower the temperature for the waiting people.

A total of 54,907 tickets were sold on site, with 21,511 night admissions.

By 6pm, Houtan Gate received about 81,000 visitors, Changqing Road 70,000, Shangnan Road 65,000, Gaoke Road W. 51,000.

The transportation system carried 767,000 visitors. By 5pm, 80 shows were staged, attracting 56,700 spectators.

By 4pm, five medical stations in the site received 439 visitors, of whom 48 were externally injured and 73 had mild heatstroke. A total of 6,233 volunteers served on the site.

According to the Expo Bureau's Ticketing Centre, some 158,000 group visitors will visit today.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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